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Meeting Agendas + Minutes, Updates, Event Info
Y'all showed up last night!
Thanks to all who attended and supported our September General Meeting/Public Safety Forum. We heard from APD Zone 6, Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari's office and Intown Cares reps. Huge thanks to our public safety chair Micki Silvestros of East Atlanta Copy for pivoting and taking the reigns at this timely meeting.
We enjoyed great food and drinks from our sponsors Grant Central East, Resurgens Legal Council, & AtlantaPurus. Our two featured businesses showed up as well! Amazing food from EAV Farmers Market and a raffle (won by Scott Lootens) from Atlanta Intown Disc Golf!
9.19.23 MEETING MINUTES
It's encouraging to see and hear the support for our little slice of #EastAtlanta that we all love so dearly.
When it comes to the public safety of EAV, we all know that things can be done better.
Let's keep the ball rolling with thoughtful discussions, plans and actions towards a safer #EAV for ALL.
Public Safety Next Steps:
• Concerns with police enforcement regarding harassment, drug dealing, property destruction, etc can be sent to our Zone 6 Commander, Major Andrea Webster at email@example.com and Sgt M. Stenson at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Intown Cares will be starting with their dedicated social worker asap.
• Town Hall with Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari: date and format will be announced soon.
• Show support towards village cleanups with Georgia Works. Sponsors are needed!
• Attend EABA/EACA meetings regularly! Voice your opinions & concerns! Thoughtful discussions will lead to actionable plans.
It takes a Village.
Do you own a business that has considered a joint venture? A joint venture (JV) is a business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. Each of the participants in a JV is responsible for profits, losses, and costs associated with it.
Attend this free event where you'll learn the do's and don't's associated with a JV, while also brushing up on your networking!
Thursday 9.21.23 | 10AM-12PM | @ City Hall Council Chambers
Explore programs focused on accelerating the growth of Georgia's small and diverse-owned businesses.
New Resources Added to GrowGeorgia.com:
Did you know that East Atlanta Business Association was one of a select number of programs that received a Small Business Association Grant from Invest Atlanta? Today we officially kicked off the program with a meet-and-greet of other grant recipients and Invest Atlanta staff. The $10k EABA has received in funds will go towards supporting our small businesses in a way that fosters sustainability, growth and success.
As a recipient of this funding, EABA is required to carry out a handful of duties that will ultimately help to support our small businesses in the long run. Back-end reporting is a large part of our responsibility to fulfill the requirements of this grant. Over the next 2 years we will be gathering and supplying information relating to East Atlanta's small business community with the intention of tracking that support system.
With this goal of small business support in mind, EABA would like to task you as a small business owner to let us know how we can help you succeed! We are a wealth of knowledge and have access to resources that you may otherwise not have known existed. If you are struggling with an issue or need a jump start towards growth just let us know and we'll point you in the right direction! email@example.com
Sometimes a problem can’t wait. The Strut is expediting this year’s grant process to donate $10,000 to help address homelessness in East Atlanta Village. We’re challenging our supporters to match that $10,000.
The East Atlanta Community Association is contracting with Intown Cares for a full-time social worker based in EAV to do outreach with unhoused people. Council Member Liliana Bakhtiari has arranged for the city to pay the bulk of the contract, but EACA needs to raise $20,000. That’s where you and the Strut come in.
Please be aware that multiple reports of fake prop money have been reported throughout the East Atlanta area. Local businesses should be vigilant when accepting cash for payment.
East Atlanta Roll | Friday 9.22 | 4-11 PM | Throughout EAV
Strut 5k | Saturday 9.23 | 8:30 AM | @ Village Fitness EAV
East Atlanta Strut | Saturday 9.23 | 12-6 PM | Throughout East Atlanta
Strut Block Party | Saturday 9.23 | 11AM-7PM | @ Village Fitness
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., Invest Atlanta, and the City of Atlanta have collaborated to create a city-wide business survey which will provide valuable information for the economic development community to better serve business owners around the city. ETC Institute, a firm that helps local governments gather business data across the country, will conduct the survey and analysis. All data will be confidential and anonymized.
The survey, which is also translated into Spanish, will be inclusive of all businesses with focused efforts to ensure participation from legacy businesses, businesses in target equity areas, minority-owned businesses, small businesses, and others.
Upon completion of the data analysis, a comprehensive public report will be released, providing a detailed overview of the survey findings. The report will serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, city officials, business organizations and the wider community, facilitating informed decision-making and targeted policies to support business growth and development.
TAKE THE SURVEY
For inquiries or further information about the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's your chance to get in on the inaugural event for East Atlanta Runs - with a Strut 5K sponsorship!
Benefiting the East Atlanta Kids Club and other community organizations, the Strut 5k is poised to be an annual hit for East Atlanta and the surrounding communities. This race has already garnered a large following as it is the resurrection of a beloved tradition for EAV that tapered off in 2017. We are pleased to be brining it back with gusto!
The Strut 5k will take participants through historic East Atlanta Village and finish with a runners village complete with live music stages, vendors and beer! We're also coordinating with the East Atlanta Strut to make this a not-to-miss event. Encouraging participants to come for the run, stay for the fun!
We need your help to make this inaugural event for East Atlanta Runs a success! Please consider a sponsorship to the Strut 5K.
Would you like to feature your Business in the 2023 East Atlanta Roll on 22 September 2023?
When is the East Atlanta Roll?
22 September 2023 | 7-11PM | Throughout EAV
What is the East Atlanta Roll?
Started in 2012, the East Atlanta Roll was created by Village Garage & Custom and Motor City South to highlight the beautiful classic machines of the East Atlanta Village.
How might the East Atlanta Roll impact you business?
In a cooperative effort by Motor City South, Village Garage & Custom, Village Fitness, TEN ATL, & AutoHaus Social, the East Atlanta Roll has found new life on September 22, 2023 – as Atlanta renowned Porshe/VW club AutoHaus Social is teaming up with these East Atlanta businesses to highlight East Atlanta and attract sponsors/customers/patrons to positively impact and benefit the East Atlanta community members, business owners, and local community organizations. The East Atlanta Roll will feature a number of exhibition staging lots (private), pairing high performance custom European Sports Cars, American Classics, and Motorcycles. In Addition to the exhibition lots, the Roll will also feature multiple live stages to create a walking experience around the East Atlanta Village. There will also be a number of sponsors, a magazine publication, & photographers capturing the event.
How can my business become involved?
In an effort to create a pedestrian experience with the 2023 East Atlanta Roll, Organizers are happy to stage a number of beautiful automobiles in your parking lot, or in front of your business in an effort to draw attention to your business & to potentially leverage a marketing opportunity. The current exhibition staging locations are Village Fitness EAV, Corner of Glenwood/Flat Shoals, Motor City South, EAV Café, & Argosy.
Contact: Email email@example.com. CC firstname.lastname@example.org
EABA strives to create cohesion and communication between businesses, residents and City of Atlanta to preserve the history and integrity of East Atlanta Village.
Mailing Address: 1267 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316